Real Estate

We strive to respond to the ever-changing real estate industry and the opportunities and challenges facing our clients by implementing creative and complex strategies. We take a team approach and work closely with attorneys in other practice areas, as well as other client advisors, to give careful consideration to issues incidental to real estate transactions and to best facilitate our clients in effective, practical tactics and solutions for individual transactions as well as strategic planning. We focus on the clients’ goals and interests, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity and compliance with local, state and federal laws.

We use the latest technology to allow cost-effective transmission of documents, allowing us to complete transactions and communicate with our clients more efficiently. We are active in the community and are involved in a substantial amount of pro bono work for churches and other organizations and individuals.

Attorneys Schneider and Dodsworth provide clients with representation involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Sales and purchases
  • Liquor license
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Specific performance of real estate contracts
  • Building and construction insurance coverage disputes
  • Lawsuits to quiet or correct title
  • Fraudulent transactions
  • Foreclosure actions
  • Construction litigation
  • Mechanics and materialmans lien litigation
  • Zoning matters
  • Condemnation and eminent domain litigation

If you are involved in real estate litigation or if litigation seems imminent, we offer our experience to assist you in reaching the best possible solution.


Residential Real Estate

As attorneys for most of the residential lenders in the northeast Pennsylvania area, our residential real estate services provide full representation in the closing of home purchases and refinances. We can assist with every aspect of the transaction including contract negotiation and preparation, examination of the record title of the property, obtaining title insurance, advice regarding surveys, home inspections and financial institutions, and the final closing of the property.


Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial real estate practice entails virtually every area of land use, including zoning, acquisition and development, construction law, shopping center, condominium and apartment, residential and mixed use neighborhoods, office and industrial development, as well as IRC 1031 exchanges and landlord-tenant law. We have been instrumental in assisting in the planning and development of many residential and commercial developments throughout the Northeast.